Posts Categorized: Music


Yesterday, I went to see Anneke van Giersbergen with her band Agua de Annique in Amsterdam, which was an acoustic, ‘special show’ to present her new album Pure Air. After she left The Gathering, I didn’t quite pay attention to what she was doing. I knew she had released an Agua de Annique album, but… Read more »

Listen closely

Yesterday, I once again found myself sitting in a theater. As they aren’t common locations for pop/rock concerts over, I started to think that over, and came to the conclusion that I quite like ’em. (Which may be a function of my musical preferences becoming much more mellow.) In the theater, people tend to sit… Read more »


Zij vraagt of ik me vermaakt heb. Ik zeg dat ik niet terug zou blijven komen als dat niet zo was. Daar heb ik een punt. Of ik moet wel heel sado-masochistisch zijn. Je ging toch iets elektronisch doen, las ik? Het laatste nummer dat ze speelde, dat is nieuw en hoort daarbij. En dat… Read more »

Motown turns 50

While I do like an occasional dose of soul, Motown‘s fiftieth birthday isn’t what I’d call a big deal. It is, however, a great occasion to do some no-research, hassle-free blogging. In September 1971, Motown subsidiary Rare Earth released an album called Stoney and Meatloaf. I’m not going to rehash the whole story—if you’re really… Read more »

Enough already

Hereby I (retroactively) declare a moratorium on the airing of the following horrible and overplayed songs by whatever means for a period of 60 days, starting each year on November 15th: All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey) Last Christmas (Wham!) Wonderful Christmas Time (Paul McCartney and/or The Wings) Christmas Time (Bryan Adams)… Read more »

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